Author Archives: Fabric, Thread, Clothes?

Hotpatterns 1137, Riviera Summer Breeze Top

After the last two dresses were done, I didn’t have anything exactly lined up on the sewing agenda.  While browsing PR the other day, I saw someone’s review of the Summer Breeze top and it was gorgeous, so I decided … Continue reading

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Burda 7082 – An awesome work dress (or two!)

Normally when I decide what to sew, I start with a pattern.  Well, in recent times, my fabric stash has grown out of control!  I currently have fabric sitting on the floor b/c my closet is too stuffed to put … Continue reading

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More Lekala Testing, some undies and a little Jalie

So I am love the theory behind the Lekala patterns.  You put in your measurements….it gives you a pattern.  I’ve done a few tests.  All in all, I love it.  The bust tends to fit me dead on and I … Continue reading

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Testing Lekala 5202


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The Hotpatterns Love Continues – Two T-shirts and a Marrakesh in progress

You all are going to think that all I ever sew is Hot Patterns, but really…what’s not to love?!!!  Now that I have my basic fit alterations mostly down, and my sewing level has progressed that I can now deal … Continue reading

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HotPatterns Cote D’Azur #4 and the HotPatterns Denim Diva Trouser Jean

You’d think I’d be done with this pattern!!! Just to recap…. Here’s 1, 2 and 3.   These are in weekly or almost weekly work rotation. I had this awesome fabric from Needle Nook, in a gorgeous colors.  I cut out … Continue reading

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Jalie 2005, Hot Patterns La Strada

First up is Jalie 2005.   This is an out of print pattern, but I think it was hugely popular back in the day.  I tried the boatneck and really, I don’t like boatnecks that much, so the shirts were … Continue reading

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